Friday, May 24, 2013

Chilly Hummer


This poor girl doesn't look like she's enjoying the cold snap we're having.  With temps in the 30's and a freeze warning, she may have to resort to torpor tonight.  It seems to happen every year after they get here, but Mother Nature gave her the mechanisms she needs to cope and survive.

Pine Siskin


A chilly wet morning with a few Pine Siskin still in the area.

Rose-breasted Grosbeak


He wanted to make sure I got his good side!


Thursday, May 23, 2013

Orchard Oriole


A male Orchard Oriole in the rain and quite far away, but clearly recognizable in this shot.

Monday, May 20, 2013

White-crowned Sparrow


Showing off his beautiful white crown for me before he continues his migration journey north!


Sunday, May 19, 2013

A Perfect Spring Day!


A walk in the woods...


A lovely Doe


Great Crested Flycatcher


Canada Gosling eating wildflowers


Bleeding Hearts


The Waxing Gibbous Moon

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Surprise!


It was mostly cloudy all day long but a wonderful sunset appeared in our back yard at the very end of the day.  

Pine Siskin


We've had quite a few Pine Siskin at the feeders over the last few days.  There appears to be a flock with at least 12 of them today.

Busy Goldfinch


Actually this seems a bit odd.  Goldfinch don't usually build their nests until late June and into July around here.  This guy is wasting no time in getting it done now.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Bobolink


This amazing songbird spends its winters in South America, well south of the equator.  It normally travels at least 6,000 miles one way during migration.  This guy may have come from as far away as Argentina!


Yellow Warblers



Snow Buntings